Kidz Bop is an American series of compilation albums of popular songs, covered by children singing rather than the original artist.
As of 2010, 18 Kidz Bop albums have been released with eight having been certified gold by the RIAA. Fifteen of their albums have reached the top position on the Billboard Kid Albums chart.
All of their releases have charted on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with 2006’s “Kidz Bop 9” reaching #2 in the U.S. They have totaled eleven Top 10 albums with 2010’s “Kidz Bop 18” peaking at #5.
Kidz Bop renditions of the popular songs are edited to varying degrees, especially for explicit language, drug references, and suggestive themes, while some references to violence can still be found.
As an example of Kidz Bop current editing practices, the Kidz Bop rendition of the Ke$ha song "Tik Tok" replaces the reference to Jack Daniels with the line "...brush my teeth and then I go and pack." It also replaces "tipsy" with "silly," "I'mma fight" with "I'm alright," and excludes middle verses referencing alcohol, drunkenness, and disorderly conduct.